Jeanmarie Evelly

Reporter/Producer @jeanmarieevelly jevelly@dnainfo.com

Jeanmarie Evelly is a Reporter/Producer at DNAinfo.com New York covering Astoria and Long Island City.

She spent several years reporting for community newspapers in the Bronx, including the nonprofit Bronx News Network and the award-winning Norwood News.

She is a former contributing editor at City Limits magazine, where she covered the criminal justice system, winning a Prevention for a Safer Society (PASS) Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for a story she wrote about chronic homelessness among ex-inmates in New York City.

She holds a B.A. in English from SUNY New Paltz and a master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Astoria, Queens.

 

Fun fact: Though she now works with words for a living, Jeanmarie lost her fifth-grade spelling bee after getting the word "lamppost" wrong. To this day, the word still gives her pause.

Astoria & Long Island City »

September 29, 2014

City Planning to Vote on 1,700-Unit Astoria Cove Project

The proposal would bring some 1,700 new apartments to the waterfront in Queens.

Astoria & Long Island City »

September 26, 2014

Try This Malaysian-Inspired Dessert at the LIC Flea & Food

Tasty Theater serves gelée, a gelatin-like dessert that comes in flavors like mango mojito.

Astoria & Long Island City »

September 24, 2014

How You Can Turn New York City's Vacant Lots into Community Gardens

DNAinfo spoke to several gardening experts about how to start your own neighborhood green space.

Astoria & Long Island City »

September 23, 2014

Three Kids Among 6 Seriously Hurt in Ditmars Crash, FDNY Says

A Ford Explorer and Mercedes SUV crashed in Ditmars Tuesday morning, officials said.

South Bronx »

September 18, 2014

VIDEO: Gunman Shoots Up Bronx Street in Broad Daylight, Police Say

Police are looking for three suspects who assaulted two victims, shooting one of them in the leg.

Astoria & Long Island City »

September 16, 2014

Taste Duck Bacon and Goat Burgers at Bareburger's New LIC Location

The growing burger chain will open on Vernon Boulevard early next year.

Astoria & Long Island City »

September 16, 2014

'East River Skyway' Seeks to Connect LIC, Brooklyn and Manhattan With Trams

Dan Levy of real estate site CityRealty wants to use trams to connect Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.

Astoria & Long Island City »

September 15, 2014

Taste Chocolate Stout Bacon Cheesecake at Astoria Restaurant Week

Astoria Restaurant Week will run from Sept. 19 to 28, with a special tasting event on Tuesday.